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on this saturday night, world stage. president elect trump turns to corporate tycoon as secretary of state with no government experience, but no stranger to international negotiation, including close ties to russia's vladimir putin. blast of winter. tens of millions feeling the effects of bitter cold and three feet of snow. where is it all hitting and for how long. last stand, appeals for restraint. a syrian government forces move to take control of aleppo. and tens of thousands stream out of deceased city. he makes his living by making it up. look at the business of fake news and what's driving it. cup of kindness. stop be
people from far and wide and hear why the coffee is only part of it. nightly news begins now. from nbc news, world headquarters in new york, this is nbc's nightly news with jose diaz. good evening, president elect donald trump is once again turned to the world of business to fill an all important cabinet position in his administration. the role is secretary of state. nbc news learned that trump apparently closen rex tillerson, chairman and ceo of exxon mobile who has spent entire career with international oil and gas giant. the two met this morning at trump tower. we get more tonight from correspondent who was first to report the choice of tillerson earlier today. >> reporter: tillerson has worked at exxon mobile for 41 years. much of it spent building a relationship with the kremlin. he was named
operations in russia. exxon mobile won access to prized arctic oil resources in 2011 after tillerson took the ceo job. in 2013, he was awarded the order of friendship by vladimir putin. tillerson was also an outspoken opponent of u.s. sanctions against russia of ukraine which lead to cancellation of arkic oil deal with russia. close ties are already raising questions about ability to get senate confirmation. john mccain raised today. >> i believe vladimir putin is a thug and the bully and a murderer and i believe the relationship between mr. tillerson and vladimir putin needs to be examined. >> reporter: during his time at the world's largest public energy company, tillerson acknowledged the science behind climate change, supporting a carbon tax while also expressing support for the paris climate agreement. tillerson al s
boy scotts of america. and key to changing equality for allowing gay youth to participate. 64 executive has never served in government position, but exxon mobile has operations in most of the world's countries. >> joining me live is andrea mitchell. you broke the news earlier today. how do you think it's going to play out? >> reporter: there's a lot of reaction already. environmentalist, many democrats on the foreign relations committee already raising questions and some republicans, john mccain, you saw in the piece, raising questions about whether he is too close to vladimir putin and russia to be independent. this could be a tough confirmation. that will said, donald trump today raised the issue himself in an interview with fox news and said he's much more than a business executive. and if the lift gets too heavy, if there's a political fire storm hear, he has not yet been officially nominated. we know there's an intention too. that's our reporting, but he could always back off and choose someone else. >> thank you very much. on another
reports the cia has concluded that russia actually intervened in the u.s. presidential election to help trump win. we get more on this tonight from nbc casey hunt. >> reporter: donald trump staying neutral in army navy showdown. the president elect is all be going to war with the intelligence community. nbc news has confirmed what "the washington post" reported late friday. the cia believes the russian government tried to help elect donald trump. releasing hacked democratic campaign e-mails. >> they're starting to piece together the sequence of events and players here and drawing specific connections from e-mails to russian intelligence services. that's where they are on the issue now. russia was not only interfering, but trying to deliver election to donald trump. >> transition team in a remarkable statement not buying the cia's analysis. these are the same people that said sue dam hue sane has weapons of
destruction. vladimir putin has praised trump and denied any role not election. brief tells news that the latest is based on interpretation from human communication. computer forensics. the "new york times" reports the russian government successfully hacked the republican national committee, but only released the democratic data. the rnc disputes that. >> there's zero evidence anything that may have been attempted had any effect on the outcome. >> reporter: the obama administration ordering a review they want to release before the inauguration. some republicans are concerned too. >> there's no doubt in my mind that they hacked swoo thack ed into the dnc and e-mails. this is not about the democratic party. this is about america as a whole. >> reporter: warning that shouldn't trump
patriotism. >> in the meantime democrats are asking intelligence community officials to turn over more information to congress as they make those inquiries. donald trump is going to have to figure out a relationship in the meantime with an intelligence community that's going to start serving him as their main customer starting in january. >> thank you. much more on all of this and the trump transition tomorrow morning on "meet the press." reince priebus the incoming chief of staff will be among chuck todd's guests. something affecting tens of millions of people this weekend and beyond. a bitter blast of winter weather stretching all along the northern part of the country. some of the coldest temperatures of the season and two to three feet of snow in some areas. following it all and has our report. >> reporter: residents in the midwest desperately digging their way out of almost three feet of
yesterday i did my driveway three times. >> reporter: in parts of ohio, landing a one-two punch. freezing temperatures and white out conditions. >> the older i get the more i hate this weather. >> a nightmare for commuters. tens of millions under a winter weather advisory. with more than 30 inches of snowfalling near cleveland and buffalo. another six inches expected off the great lakes. that storm system coming from the west where in portland, an entire neighborhood was left in the dark after this tree snapped bringing down a power line. others trapped on a dark train for hours when another high voltage line ripped. first responders escorting them to safety. cities and towns across the northern plains feeling well below zero this morning. still not enough to stop these tailgaters in north dakota or shoppers in chicago. >> i get excited. i love it. >> some say the worst
is yet to come. >> well, i keep saying we're going be in for a whole world of hurt because we've had wonderful weather up until the beginning, middle of december. now here we are. it's going be negative ten next week and we're in trouble. >> reporter: 36 million people across the country now under a winter weather advisory. this while residents here in the midwest brace for what experts say could be a colder winter than we've seen in years. jose? >> thank you for more on the severe weather to come. let's get the latest from meteorologist dylan drier. >> good evening. we are waiting for next storm system to produce significant snowfall across the northwest. some areas in the higher elevations could see more than two feet of snow. we also have winter weather advisories and storm watches moving back into the midwest. with this second round of snow moving east ward. so the snow will fill in aacrocross the upper midwest on
most of michigan will see snow, cleveland and buffalo more snow later in the day on sunday. and try 20 move to northeast on monday morning. could be slippery before it changes over to rain later in the morning on monday. highest elevations in the northwest. that's where we're going to see most of you are snow amounts. wide spreed 3-6 inches through the great lakes with higher amounts off the great lakes. then we're looking at the siberian express. cold air originates from siberia pouring down into the continental united states and especially by the time we get into thursday, that's when we're looking at the coldest air to settle in. some areas not getting out of single digits. >> thank you very much. overseas an increasingly desperate situation in the city of aleppo tonight. government forces move to take control and tens of thousands try to felt out before they do. nbc matt bradley has the very latest. >> reporter: syria's government
tightening noose around east aleppo. strangling the civilians left inside. the rest are fleeing. fighting age men, escaping can seem like it's something from the pan to the fire. sent hundreds of mens and boys disappeared when they reached government held west aleppo this week. >> what is the worry among human rights workers once aleppo falls completely. >> you have a huge number of people who mayse to reprisals of many kinds. >> meanwhile a flurry of negotiations to end the slaughter that has once again achieved little. secretary kerry urging syria and russia to protect the innocent. >> they need to provide guarantees and allow guarantees to be put in place that make certain that people are not marching into a massacre sgll government forces say they capd
syria's largest city. determined to reach a military victory and tip the balance in president assad's favor. at a high cost, nearly 6 years of war and 400,000 dead. it's a civil war complicated by the ongoing fight against isis in the region in which u.s. troops are increasingly involved. announced 200 special operations troops will join the 300 soldiers already fighting isis in syria. another continue accident war that donald trump stands to inherit. nbc news, london. it was a terrifying night in neighboring turkey. deadly attack in istanbul. two explosions took place outside a soccer stadium after fans went home. one was believed to be a car bomb in an area where special forces police were stationed. initial reports said about 20 officers were wounded. one report says more than 12 people were
federal authorities have released video of the chilling confession of dylann roof, the man charged with killing nine people at historically black church last year. played the taped interrogation during what has been a highly emotional trial. >> i do consider myself a white supremacist. >> he chuckled as he recalled the horror at the church last year. >> we all know i'm guilty. now for the first time a look at what prosecutors showed jurors on the third day of federal trial where he's accused of 33 counts, including hate crimes. >> what i did is so my n my nis kul to what they're doing to white people every day. >> this is video of him entering the building. when the bloodshed was over, he quietly walked out. gun in hand. >> i was in absolute ah there was nobody out there. >> police arrested him
the next day and seemed surprised when he was told nine church memberins had died. >> you were under the assumption you killed four or five people, but you're numbers are doubled. it was nine. >> the fbi agents asked what he would tell the families of the victims. >> i couldn't look at them. >> the defense team is not disputing the facts of the case. their goal is to avoid the death penalty. only witness stand he said after confession he told the then 21-year-old his plan to start a race war did not work and the people of charleston were coming together. his last words to roof, you failed. gabe gutierrez, nbc news. >> still ahead tonight, newest battleground on abortion and strict new rules lawmakers in one state have approved. also we'll go inside the world of fake news with a man who earns a living by not telling the truth. impressive linda. it seems age isn't slowing you down.
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this year's noble prize winners, most of them accepted their prize today. president of colombia received nobel peace prize to end the war. others were handed out in stockholm sweden, including to bob dylan for literature. singer patti smith sang a song after accepting his award. the business of fake news came under more scrutiny after false stories about what was going on at a pizza restaurant in washington, d.c. thof authorities say those reports prompted a man to attack the restaurant. led us to take a look
phenomena, its impact and what's behind it. >> reporter: with fake news making real news headlines this week, secretary clinton calling it an epidemic, the pizza attack that washington. the question is why do so many people turn to phony news sources. one answer can be found in newsrooms like ours across the country. americans trusted mainstream media sources is at an lal time low. >> do you trust the mainstream media. >> no. >> how can you tell when things are slanted and when they're not. >> you can't, but then i watch the mock news. >> are you getting better information from last week tonight or us at nbc news. >> last week tonight does more in depth research and sometimes actually teaching me something. >> do you trust me? >> yes. >> you do? because i have glasses. >> distrust in media has em boldened fake news creators. this is your biggest fbi ke
fib agent found dead in apparent murder suicide. >> police say brown was a highly respected agent where the fbi. >> is any of that true. >> not a single thing. totally fiction. >> in the days before the election over 500,000 people shared the post. 1.6 million people saw it on his website. >> how much money did this post make you. >> likely $8,000. >> is it worth it? >> this is one i would take back. to add to that, google closed all the accounts running on the site. even that money is gone. >> gone. >> do you feel like the work that you did from this commuter affected the results of the election in any way. >> i do not. it's something i'm glad you're hear talking about it, but you should have been talking about it years ago. >> what's the role of the fake news. >> i like to think it helps keep the real media honest. >> that's a claim that can't be fact checked. something the numbers
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>> reporter: they are the sights and sounds of mourning in america. inside this coffee truck in a small georgia town, a melting pot of the world. >> we need to get together o so i can start remembering my arkansas big. >> the workers are from syria, myanmar, ethiopia and congo. not just java, it's jobs on the menu for recent refugees and immigrants. >> i'm doing well, how about you. >> he came from syria last year. >> we are like family. it's not customers and business. >> refuge coffee, nonprofit was the idea of kitty murray. >> refugees come to the u.s. and there's so many ways they could not feel welcome, and what we do makes them feel welcome. >> and clark ston outside of atlanta was perfectly suited. sediment community of
54 national allties. >> the year long job comes with english classes at a technical college. >> i need specific adjectives. >> and mentoring for whatever they want to do next. >> yes, i would like to be a pharmacist here. >> at the truck, diversity bringing people together. >> it's just wonderful to get to know them. get to know where they're from and hear some of their stories. you can get a cup of coffee just about anywhere. what's brewing here is much harder to find. >> i just loved coming here and supporting such a great cause. >> how is the coffee. >> amazing. so good. >> a small town's refuge, serving citizens of the world. nbc news, clark ston, georgia. >> and that's nbc's nightly news for this saturday. i'm jose diaz reporting from new york. thank you for the privilege of your time. good night.
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